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    Default Overrated Comics Thread

    *(this is not a hate thread; it's intention merely is to highlight comics that you think are not worthy of the acclaim that is bestowed on them)

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    When I think of overrated comics, my mine tends to jump towards the work of Garth Ennis. I wouldn't be able to call them bad comics, but he certainly doesn't waste time telling you what is on his mind. He comes on very strongly, and gets to the point rather quickly. I feel like I've read everything he has to say after a single issue, and generally speaking I'm not interested in finding out what else might be in store. That wouldn't be so bad if a large body of his work wasn't long running serialized fiction. The Boys, Preacher, his Marvel runs, and anything he does from Avatar Press.
    Continuity, even in a "shared" comics universe is often insignificant if not largely detrimental to the quality of a comic.

    Die - Excalibur - New Mutants - Once & Future - Runaways - RWBY - X-Men

    Nobody cares about what you don't like, they barely care about what you do like.

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    Spawn by Todd McFarlane was never worthy of critical acclaim the fans bestowed upon it.

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    The Killing Joke by Alan Moore
    Hush by Jeph Loeb
    Batman (New52) by Scott Snyder

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    Quote Originally Posted by jb681131 View Post
    The Killing Joke by Alan Moore
    Hush by Jeph Loeb
    Batman (New52) by Scott Snyder
    I agree with all of these choices completely.


    As for myself, I've just read the first volume of Tokyo Ghoul, and boy what a myriad of young adult horror cliches that was.

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    I could never get into Ditko's artwork. Amateur is what it feels like. Did not like Bob Kane's artwork as well.

    McFarlane's work really has not held up over time.

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    Matt Fraction's Hawkeye.

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    Is "Alix" really more than an excuse to draw near naked teenage boys?

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    The Dark Knight Returns. I've never been able to understand what all the hoopla around this macho fantasy is about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zetsubou View Post
    Spawn by Todd McFarlane was never worthy of critical acclaim the fans bestowed upon it.
    I don't think you know what 'critical acclaim' means.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GOLGO 13 View Post
    Did not like Bob Kane's artwork as well.
    Most of "Bob Kane's artwork" was by other people.

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    100 Bullets. I've read the first tpb twice, years apart, and both times it didn't grab me at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spike-X View Post
    100 Bullets. I've read the first tpb twice, years apart, and both times it didn't grab me at all.
    There are one off stories and brief story arcs in 100 Bullets that I find downright brilliant, but the overwhelming bulk of the series leaves me cold. This is someone speaking as a fan of Azzarello. It's tad odd that I enjoy virtually all of his work, except the ongoing he is probably most known for.

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    I was really underwhelmed by The Long Halloween
    Favorite teams. Avengers, West Coast Avengers, Justice Society of America, Legion of Superheroes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timothy Hunter View Post
    There are one off stories and brief story arcs in 100 Bullets that I find downright brilliant, but the overwhelming bulk of the series leaves me cold. This is someone speaking as a fan of Azzarello. It's tad odd that I enjoy virtually all of his work, except the ongoing he is probably most known for.
    I think I find Azzarello overrated in general. I can't think of one thing he's written that I've enjoyed. His work with Lee Bermejo in particular I find to be gloomy, depressing and utterly joyless.
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